Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: You are on a wet motorway with surface spray. You should use:

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Rain and spray from vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen. Use dipped headlights to ensure that you can be seen. Fog lights can only be used when visibility is seriously reduced.

Highway code rules: 113, 226.

#2: When are you allowed to drive on or over a pavement?

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You may drive on or over a pavement to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency.

Highway code rule: 145.

#3: What does a centre line marking with broken white lines and short gaps mean?

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Where forward visibility is restricted or on the approach to some other hazard, the centre line marking lengthens and the gaps shorten. It means that there is a hazard ahead

Highway code rule: 127.

#4: You are in an Active Traffic Management area on a motorway. When can you use the hard shoulder as a running lane?

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In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#5: At night you approach a pedestrian wearing reflective clothing and carrying a bright white light. What should you expect ahead?

Large groups of people walking together should use wear fluorescent clothes in daylight and reflective clothes in the dark. At night, a look-out in front should show a white light and the one at the back a red light. People on the outside of large groups should also carry lights and wear reflective clothing.

Highway code rule: 5.

#6: You are towing a trailer. If the trailer starts to swerve or snake, you should:

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Ease off the accelerator and reduce speed gently to regain control. Braking or steering heavily can make matters worse.

To avoid swerving or snaking, you should properly distribute the weight in your caravan or trailer with heavy items mainly over the axle(s).

Highway code rule: 98.

#7: What should the driver of the car approaching the crossing do?

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As you approach a zebra crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. Do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across - this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching. Those with disabilities or walking difficulties require more time to cross the road. Be patient and allow them to cross in their own time. Do not hurry them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rules: 194, 195.

#8: When driving through a tunnel it is a good idea to:

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When driving through a tunnel make sure you look out for variable message signs. Follow the instructions given by the signs or by tunnel officials. Accidents in tunnels can lead to serious casualties.

Highway code rule: 146.

#9: This sign means:

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Road narrows on both sides.

Road narrows signs give warning that the existing carriageway width becomes restricted. Signs may supplemented by a single traffic fileplate.

#10: If you fit a roof rack to your car it will

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Roof racks affect wind resistance and, in turn, fuel consumption.

Highway code rule: 98.

#11: A large vehicle is swinging into your lane ahead. What should you be prepared to do?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#12: There is a slow-moving motorcyclist ahead of you. You are unsure what the rider is going to do. You should:

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When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of room

Highway code rules: 212, 163.

#13: What is the main hazard shown in this picture?

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It is often difficult to see motorcyclists, mopeds and cyclists. Always look twice for cyclists or motorcyclists.

Highway code rule: 211.

#14: If your vehicle’s tyres are losing their grip on a wet road, you should:

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If the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.

Highway code rule: 227.

#15: You are on a motorway. A box falls onto the road from a lorry ahead. The lorry does not stop. What should you do?

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On a motorway do not try to remove the obstruction yourself. Stop at the next emergency telephone and call the Highways Agency or the police.

Highway code rules: 279, 280.

#16: You get a puncture on a motorway and manage to get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder. What should you do next?

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Do not put yourself in danger by attempting even simple repairs.

Walk to an emergency telephone on your side of the carriageway (follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder). The telephone is free of charge and connects directly to the Highways Agency or the police. Use these in preference to a mobile phone.

Highway code rule: 275.

#17: When you see this sign in front you should:

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Home Zones are places where people could be using the whole of the road for a range of activities such as children playing or for a community event. You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety.

Highway code rule: 218.

#18: You are waiting at a pelican crossing. The red light changes to flashing amber. This means:

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When the amber light is flashing, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#19: If your car is fitted with anti-lock brakes, your tyres are less likely to

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking.

Highway code rule: 120.

#20: You are at traffic lights wishing to make a right turn. Which light indicates that you have priority over opposing traffic?

 
 
 
 
You may proceed in the direction of the green arrow when it, or the full green light shows. A directional green filter arrow means that you have priority over traffic as their lights will be on red when you make the turn. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before proceeding.

Highway code rule: 177.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

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